M. Shands Pickett

M. Shands Pickett is an operational environment specialist at the U.S. Army Joint Multinational Readiness Center. He holds a Masters in U.S. Foreign Policy from The George Washington University. The views of the author do not reflect the official policies and positions of the U.S. Army or the U.S. Government.

The U.S. Army is the most appropriate (and truly only) instrument of U.S. national power capable of conducting global stability operations.

M. Shands Pickett suggests that we aim for greater stability in Afghanistan by co-opting the Afghan Taleban and breaking down the walls between GIRoA and Afghan Taleban shadow governance.